This year, Abu Dhabi is hosting the last Formula One World Championship race at the Yas Marina Circuit this winter.
The highest class of single-seater auto racing in the world, the Formula 1 Grand Prix is an adrenaline-filled event with a history and tradition that dates back to 1894 in France where the race got its name:‘Grand Prix’ means ‘grand prizes’. The 2019 F1 season includes races around the world, from Australia to China to Monaco and more leading up to the final that will culminate in Abu Dhabi from November 29 until December 1, and you can get your tickets here.
Each Formula One season is made up a series of practice sessions and qualifiers raced by experienced drivers. The final race takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit with an impressive capacity of 60,000 and one of the world’s longest straight-aways of 1,173 meters (0.723 miles). Despite the long straight-away, this circuit is known to be a technical track that should provide viewers with an engaging race while drivers attempt to pass each other at speeds pushing 350 kph (217.48 mph).
Demonstrating the United Arab Emirates’ passion for design and innovation, the Yas Marina Circuit was designed by a driver and German engineer, Hermann Tilke in 2009. Said to be the most expensive circuit in history, the track encompasses twenty-one corners and blazes a trail along the marina, past the Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, winding its way through sand dunes. The purr of the turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 engines can be heard from across the archipelago. Discover the spectacular racing facility located on the man-made Yas Island which is also one of the city’s predominant entertainment hubs.
Take a walk or find a comfortable spot to bask in the sun on the majestic white-sand Yas Beach. The beach is easily connected to many of the island’s diverse leisure activities such as beach volleyball, an outdoor gym and other entertaining water sports such as kayaking, jet skiing, stand up paddleboarding, and more.
The Circuit also provides entertainment for the whole family with go-karting for adults, teenagers and children at Kartzone. If you’re an adrenaline junkie or race-car enthusiast, you can drag race in a Chevrolet Camaro or drive on the official Formula 1 race circuit in your choice of a Jaguar, Mercedes-AMG GT S with an astonishing 510-horsepower, or an Aston Martin GT4. Go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds!
Alongside the high-speed entertainment that comes with the internationally renowned F1 race, there are tons of exciting events and live concerts running parallel to the Grand Prix season finale. Just as in the previous years, a world-renowned music artist will close out race day and its three predecessors with epic music sets. This year’s line-up includes The Killers and rapper Travis Scott, and the other two will be announced in the coming months. Last year’s headliners were Post Malone, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, and Guns N’ Roses.
The final Formula 1 World Championship race is the zenith of a year of international races. Take part in the pleasure of this monumental event at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and experience the city in all its extravagance by living the fast life.